Networks Ignore Government Report That ObamaCare Plans Cover Abortions

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from Media Research Center,

On Tuesday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report documenting how abortions are being funded by taxpayers under ObamaCare despite a provision in the law stating that abortions will not be covered under ObamaCare insurance plans. When the Tuesday evening newscasts for the major broadcast networks had passed, however, none of them devoted even a second to the story.

According to the report, 28 states (plus D.C.) did not restrict ObamaCare insurance plans that included abortions as a benefit while 23 states did have that restriction in place. In addition, the GAO found that 17 out of 18 insurers sampled did not bill individuals separately for abortion coverage within their plans.

As an article posted on Fox News’s website noted:

President Obama issued an executive order in 2010 that barred federal funds from being used for abortions, except in the case of rape, incest or when the life of the woman was in danger. The order was consistent with a statute passed by Congress in 1976 known as the Hyde Amendment.

Therefore, while insurance plans sold through the health law’s exchanges can offer abortion coverage, the policyholder is required to pay a separate premium for that coverage.

Fox News Channel’s main evening newscast, Special Report with Bret Baier, offered a full story on the GAO report from FNC’s chief national correspondent Jim Angle that lasted nearly two and a half minutes. All told, Angle said that “more than 1,000 insurance plans in 28 states have provided elective abortions at taxpayer expense” even though President Obama “had promised that would not happen.”

The blackout of network coverage regarding ObamaCare is nothing new as ABC, CBS, and NBC

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